This Day in History: The Oneida Indians offer assistance at Valley Forge

On or around this day in 1778, the Oneida Indians offer assistance to George Washington’s troops, then quartered for the winter at Valley Forge. One Oneida woman, in particular, really went above and beyond the call of duty! The Oneidas were one of the few tribes to openly declare their support for Americans during the […]

This Day in History: Olivia J. Hooker, Coast Guard heroine

On this day in 1915, an American heroine is born. Olivia J. Hooker would become the first black woman to serve in the United States Coast Guard. She sure survived a lot to get to that point. Trouble started early, during the Tulsa race riots of 1921. Olivia was then just a 6-year-old girl, living […]